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Early Careers Advisor

Victoria and Albert Museum


Posted 1 week ago


Shape the future of art and design talent at the iconic V&A Museum as an Early Careers Advisor


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£32157 - £36000

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Cromwell Road, London

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Expires at anytime

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), an institution celebrated for its vast collection spanning 5,000 years of human creativity, is seeking an Early Careers Advisor. Join us and play a pivotal role in fostering the next generation of talent in the world of art and design. With new venues opening in East London by 2025, it is a thrilling time to contribute to the V&A's growth and strategic vision.

  • Organization summary - The V&A is the world's preeminent museum of art, design, and performance, aiming to inspire and educate through its extensive collection and exhibitions. The museum is not only a treasure trove of artifacts but also a leader in research and the promotion of the creative industries.
  • Role Summary - Develop and manage the Early Careers strategy, enhance Apprenticeship, Work Experience, and Internship programs, and design internal learning initiatives, including an inductions program and an Early Careers Curatorial Programme.
  • Role Requirements - The ideal candidate will have a passion for nurturing early career professionals, experience in developing educational or professional training programs, and a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Benefits - Enjoy a range of perks including a competitive pension scheme, ample holiday time, flexible work arrangements, discounts, and extensive professional development opportunities.
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion - The V&A is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, ensuring an equitable recruitment process and workplace for all, with a commitment to the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for applicants with disabilities who meet the essential criteria.

The V&A is recruiting for an Early Careers Advisor within the People and Change department. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our ambitious strategic plan and create new talent pathways to the V&A. The successful applicant would own and develop a flagship Early Careers People strategy to deliver high quality and impactful Early Careers opportunities across all V&A sites, including two new visitor venues opening in East London in 2025. The role also focuses on growing our Apprenticeship, Work Experience and Internship opportunities, alongside design and delivery of internal learning programmes such as Induction and an Early Careers Curatorial Programme.

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.8 million objects, books and archives that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance. Our mission is to be recognised as the world's leading museum of art, design and performance, and to enrich people's lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience.

Benefits include a generous pension scheme, 29 days plus bank holidays, flexible working, tickets to V&A exhibitions, subsidised staff canteen, 25% discount in V&A shops, a give as you earn scheme, bicycle loan, interest-free season ticket, interest-free rental deposit loan, free safety checks and small repairs to your bike with Doctor Bike, and a wide range of training and professional development opportunities.

At the V&A, we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) for all and strive to go above and beyond public duty placed upon us by the Equality Act 2010. As such, we are delighted to share that we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. The V&A makes the following commitments to all applications: The Guaranteed Interview Scheme – Interviewing applicants with a disability who successfully evidence the essential criteria on a person specification and consider them on their abilities; Providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process. Making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job. Supporting employees and adjustments during employment.


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